chaste – Wiktionary

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French chaste (“morally pure”), from Latin castus (“pure”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: chāst, IPA(key): /tʃeɪst/
  • Homophone: chased
  • Rhymes: -eɪst

Adjective[edit]

chaste (comparative chaster, superlative chastest)

  1. Abstaining from sexual intercourse; celibate.
  2. Virginal, innocent, having had no sexual experience.
  3. Austere, simple, undecorative.

    a chaste style in composition or art

  4. Decent, modest, morally pure.

    a chaste mind;  chaste eyes

Usage notes[edit]

Married couples are often exhorted to have “chaste sex” – compare the Vatican encyclical Casti Connubii (Of Chaste Wedlock).

Hyponyms[edit]

  • incel

Derived terms[edit]

  • chastity

Translations[edit]

abstaining from sexual intercourse

  • Bulgarian: целомъдрен (bg) (celomǎ̀dren)
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: 貞 (zh), 贞 (zh) (zhēn), 純潔 (zh), 纯洁 (zh) (chúnjié), 貞節 (zh), 贞节 (zh) (zhēnjié)
  • Czech: cudný (cs)
  • Dutch: kuis (nl)
  • Finnish: siveä (fi)
  • French: chaste (fr) m or f
  • German: keusch (de)
  • Greek: αγνός (el) (agnós)
    Ancient: ἁγνός (hagnós)
  • Japanese: 貞淑な (ていしゅくな, teishuku na), 純潔な (ja) (じゅんけつな, junketsu na), 貞節な (ていせつな, teisetsu na)
  • Latin: pudīcus
  • Portuguese: casto (pt)
  • Romanian: cast (ro)
  • Russian: целому́дренный (ru) (celomúdrennyj)
  • Serbo-Croatian: čedan (sh) m
  • Spanish: casto (es)
  • Swedish: kysk (sv)
  • Turkish: iffetli (tr), namuslu (tr)

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See also[edit]

  • pure

Anagrams[edit]

  • ‘stache, ‘taches, Scheat, achest, chates, cheats, he-cats, sachet, scathe, she-cat, stache, taches, thecas

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French chaste, caste, a semi-learned term derived from Latin castus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃast/

Adjective[edit]

chaste (plural chastes)

  1. chaste; celibate

[edit]

  • chasteté

Further reading[edit]

  • “chaste” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • caste

Etymology[edit]

Semi-learned term derived from Latin castus.

Adjective[edit]

chaste m (oblique and nominative feminine singular chaste)

  1. chaste; celibate

[edit]

  • chasteté

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